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Why is this not a proton transfer. (7th ed. 6A.9)

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:35 pm
by chrisdinkel_4E
in the equation CH3COOH + NH3 ---> CH3CONH2 + H2O
Why is this not a proton transfer?
It seems to me that the H+ proton from the NH3 combines with the OH from the compound, no?

Re: Why is this not a proton transfer. (7th ed. 6A.9)

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:05 am
by Hai-Lin Yeh 1J
You are transferring the NH to CH3COOH to make CH3CONH2 and O to NH3 to make H2O together, not necessarily a H+ so it wouldn't count.